Waste and recycling

Late bin collections

A small number of garden waste collections are still outstanding.

If your bin wasn’t collected, please leave it out. We will collect it tomorrow, Saturday 20 July.
We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

What do I put in each bin?

Find out what to put in (and what not to put in) each of your bins.

Garden waste service

Information about the Garden waste service, including costs and ordering new bins.

Find my bin collection dates

Find out when your bin will be collected.

Order a bin or bag

Order specific types of bins and bags.

Food waste collection

Find out about the Food waste collection service and how it works.

Bulky waste, business waste and clinical waste

Find out how to book bulky waste collections for domestic, business and clinical waste.

The recycling centre

Find out when the recycling centre is open and book a slot.

Street cleaning

You can report a number of street cleaning issues using our online report form.

Waste management guidelines

This page gives architects, developers, landlords and managing agents information about the Council’s requirements for the management of waste.


Find out how to report fly-tipping and what the Council is doing to reduce littering within the borough.

Commercial waste advice

Use our form to get advice on how best to dispose of your business waste.

Household Waste Collection Service Standards

The responsibilities of the Council and what we provide to our residents.

Plastic bags and wrapping recycling trial

Find out about the trial we are running ahead of introducing more recycling in Reading.